Bridgewater PD search for man who stole from casket
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Bridgewater Police were looking for a man who robbed a casket at a funeral home.
Just two hours before the deceased was laid to rest, they said a man went into the Prophett-Chapman funeral home in January claiming to be family of the woman who died.
He asked the home's director if he could go in to say a prayer for her.
When the family arrived later, they noticed a piece of jewelry was missing - a gold necklace holding the wedding band of the woman's late husband.
"What makes it kind of tragic, in talking to the family I guess, the deceased party, this was a necklace that she wore everyday and has obvious sentimental value,” said Lt. Tom Schlatz of the Bridgewater Police Department.
Police said they do have a suspect and there's a good chance he's related to the family.
They expect to make an arrest soon.